Snowflake Socks, FO.


Yarn: Knit Picks Telemark in Rosemary and Northern Green, 2 balls of each
Needles: Clover Takumi Bamboo dpns, US 2
Pattern: Snowflake Socks by Chrissy Gardiner
Started: January 2008
Finished: January 2008

Notes: My first true FO of 2008, as they were both started and completed in the new year. Also my first colourwork socks -- they won't be my last! I'm already tossing around pattern ideas for colourwork socks of my very own (I know, I should finish The New Mitten first, but I can't help it.)

Since I wasn't getting row gauge with the Telemark I made slight mods to the pattern, which are detailed here.

Fun Fact: All told, I think these socks took me six days to produce. Not that I worked on them non-stop for six consecutive days -- there were breaks here and there -- but I averaged about three days per sock. I think this may be a new personal record.

10 comments:

Bertha said...

Wow, beautiful!!

Kim said...

Congratulations! Not only a FO, but a gorgeous one! I never can finish socks that quickly... Kim

Adriana said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again: those socks are GORGEOUS!
Well done Janey :)

Rosemary aka fabricfan said...

3 days a sock, WoW! that patternwork is gorgeous and it must be addicting, just one more row. Much better than one more potato chip or chocolate. Although I wouldn't have time to cook, knitting at that pace and would have to exist on potato chips and chocolate. Love the pattern and colours.

crafty_kat said...

wicked!

Diana said...

What a beautiful pattern and your colors are great too. You're quick!

Heather G. said...

Whoa!

I bow to you, O queen of colourwork! I got through the cuff of Wintergreen before I realized I couldn't get it over my hand. I may need tips.

The Happy College Knitter said...

Those are so pretty! The colors compliment each other so well...I'm jealous of your feet for getting to wear them!

Kate Schmidt said...

Those are fabulous! I love the color combination with that pattern!

Manuela said...

oh - congratulation - these socks are very gergeous!!!!

Manuela